Dallas, Texas - Design Center - Originally a single-story showroom demised into two separate occupancies, this adaptive re-use turned new-construction transformed into a two-story, 10,000 SF premier event space featuring exposed brick walls, restored concrete floors, and a floating staircase wrapping around an industrial elevator which takes you up to a rooftop deck that offers unrivaled views of downtown Dallas.Extensive coordination with MEP, structural, landscaping, and water-proofing consultants was required to accompany the new roofing system, exterior banquette with integrated planters, and curved staircase design.Careful consideration was dedicated to the flow of the space in and around the custom wood bar featuring a metal and mirrored-glass back bar flanked on the side by back-lit screen panels, above by blown-glass pendants, and below by glowing LED strip-lights.His and Her restrooms display complementary color palettes – soft blue and silver for the Women’s, copper and cream for the Men’s – complete with custom designed drink shelves, concrete vanities, and industrial purse hooks made from real iron G-clamps.Mid-century modern-inspired lighting and furnishings dot the interior and the roof-deck, where a raised white paver system allows for flexible access to utilities underneath to accommodate for various event types. DEC on dragon is a truly unique event space in the heart of the design district.
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Coffee Shop and Juice Bar
Ft. Worth, Texas – A 2,000 SF single-story building in shell condition needed extensive structural coordination and renovation before interior remodeling could begin. This new chain of “do-it-yourself” popsicle bars required thoughtful programming to accommodate the optimal space plan for assembly, retrieval, and payment of your custom popsicle while leaving enough space for seating and circulation. Specialty kitchen equipment and flow was also integral to the overall design, as fresh ingredients and hefty refrigeration were paramount to the success of the concept. We collaborated closely with the exterior signage vendor to ensure quality fabrication and installation of the unique branding package that serves as an iconic landmark in addition to a monument sign and canopy.
*Designed in conjuction with Steel City Pops and Benge General Contractors.
Wallace Johnson Studio was hired to design the second outpost of this popular restaurant. It is located in Flowermound at the Shops at Lakeside Market right off of Lake Grapevine. The client wanted that warm industrial feel throughout the space.
Dallas, Texas - (University Park) - Liz Johnson was an integral part of the design team for this small 4,800 sf restaurant while working at Good Fulton and Farrell architects. The low slung roof helped bring the restaurant down to a cozy human scale and blend well with the surrounding residential neighborhood. A large glass clerestory is suspended over the curved jarrah wood seating area.
*Photo Credit: Good Fulton and Farrell Architects (GFF)